Teammates surround Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin on March 15, 2012, as he lays on the ice after a collision with teammate Mike Knuble during a morning practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
- Ten minutes after Ovi left the ice, his equipment is not hanging in his stall. Probably still getting examined.
- Don't want to speculate here, but just watched video of Ovi after hit. He looked dazed on bench and wobbly as he walked to the locker room.
- It's believed Alex Ovechkin is still being evaluated by team medical staff. Did not meet with reporters, understandably.
- Knuble on collision w/ Ovi: "That was a lot of beef coming together [at] full speed. When people don't see each other, it gets dangerous."
Ovechkin gets examined and it is mostly likely the NHL neurological baseline test for concussion.
Good news, Hunter announced that it was not a concussion and Ovi will play in Winnipeg. Yay!
Chuck Gormley, CSN:
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin left the ice after an open-ice collision with teammate Mike Knuble today at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
Ovechkin and Knuble were taking part in drills when the two collided around center ice. Ovechkin lay on the ice for about two minutes then took a seat on the Capitals bench for another three minutes, holding his head before retreating to the locker room.
“I can just speak from my situation and I’m worried, too,” said Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who has been sidelined since Jan. 3 with a concussion but has skated three straight days without symptoms. “We’ll see what happens.”
"Ovechkin lay on the ice for two minutes"!! This gotta be very serious. What's up with Knuble? He knocked out Brendan Shanahan a few years ago... Ugh.
Brendan Shanahan was hospitalized Saturday after a hard collision with Philadelphia's Mike Knuble that left the New York Rangers' forward unconscious on his back for several minutes.